Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Bible Quote:

Romans 8:16-18

"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
 A Book of Mormon Quote:

Moroni 7:45

"And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."

Monday, April 14, 2008

Seek the truth...........

Excerpts from an address given by Elder Ballard to more than 1,400 Brigham Young University-Idaho graduates on April 11, 2008 :

Along with the terrible effects of pornography, the Internet and other media are often used to spread falsehoods, Elder Ballard said. "Every month there are 60 billion searches for information on the Internet. Many are seeking information about the Church; and while some are finding the truth, others find anti-Mormon sites that mislead them and defame the Church," Elder Ballard said.

With all the falsehoods and misconceptions about the Church found online, Elder Ballard urged the graduates to use their knowledge and testimony of the gospel to influence seekers of truth. "Today I want to encourage you to reach out to others in the world to help change the perception and even the hearts of millions of our Heavenly Father's children by correcting misunderstandings by sharing with them the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ," he said.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Getting at the Truth about Mormons...

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979) said:

There are not over a hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church, which is, of course, quite a different thing.

This quote from Archbishop Sheen of the Catholic church can also summarize what the majority of non-Mormons believe about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is quite a different thing to believe the myths and untruths that seem to paint many of the anti-Mormon blogs, however, to know truthfully what the Mormons believe in is quite a different thing.

If you truthfully want to know more about the Catholic religion, you would go to someone who strongly believes and pratices that religion. Likewise, if you want to know more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you would go to someone who believes in and practices that religion.

The negative information that is posted on the anti-Mormon web sites and blogs are placed there by those who have a false idea of what the LDS church is really about.

If you are serious about learning the truth, then go to LDS.ORG, or JesusChrist.LDS.ORG

Friday, March 28, 2008

Jesus the Christ...

His earthly life covered a period of thirty-three years; and of these but three were spent by Him as an acknowledged Teacher openly engaged in the activities of public ministry. He was brought to a violent death before he had attained what we now regard as the age of manhood's prime. As an individual He was personally known to but a few; and His fame as a world character became general only after His death. Nevertheless, man never lived of whom more has been said and sung, none to whom is devoted a greater proportion of the world's literature. He is extolled by Christian, Mohammedan, and Jew, by skeptic and infidel, by the world's greatest poets, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and historians. Even the profane sinner in the foul sacrilege of his oath acclaims the divine supremacy of Him whose name he desecrates.

--- from Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Atonement of Christ...

" The atonement of Christ is so great in its effects and so far-reaching in its consequences that it easily qualifies as the most important occurrence in time or in all eternity. Nothing ever has or ever will surpass it in significance. Nothing is greater in the entire universe or in the history of created things than Christ's atonement. The atonement of Christ is infinite in time, space, and quantity - infinite in scope and eternal duration. All death is answered; every creature under the Savior's dominion is resurrected. All sin is compensated for; every combination of sins is covered. The Atonement goes beyond personal sin to include disappointment, sorrow, and suffering caused by the sins of others. It even extends to the sickness and infirmities we must bear just because we are mortal. It was made by a being who was God before he came to earth, who was the Son of God on earth and who will be God eternally and endlessly."

-- from Gethsemane by Andrew C. Skinner (pages 11 & 12)

Friday, March 21, 2008

The tree is known by its fruits...

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matt. 7:15–20.)

The Apostle Paul said: “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. … “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. “Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” (Rom. 14:10, 12–13.)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be judged by its fruits. The LDS Church only wishes to do good, and to provide for the needy of this world. Millions of dollars and countless hours of volunteer work is spent each year on those who are in need and are not members of the LDS Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducts humanitarian activities worldwide. From 1985 to 2007 Humanitarian Services provided more than $1.01 billion in total assistance to needy individuals in 165 countries. (See LDS.ORG)

For millions of people in need around the world, the humanitarian outreach program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers hope and the potential for a life that transcends disease, poverty, and despair. The following is an example of what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has done in the past:

Humanitarian assistance rendered (1985–2006)
Cash donations $201.3 million
Value of material assistance $705.2 million
Countries served 163
Food distributed 54,905 tons
Medical equipment distributed 9,152 tons
Surplus clothing distributed 73,226 tons
Educational supplies distributed 5,857 tons

This is what the LDS Church is known for in other countries throughout the world. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that the LDS Church is growing so fast outside the United States - in fact, there are more members outside the United States today than within.

By their fruits ye shall know them. I have never seen an anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-Baptist, or anti-Muslim DVD or pamphlet put out by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That is not what the LDS Church is about. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is quietly going about doing good.

There is a lesson here to be learn by all of us. Instead of just going about, let's strive to go about doing good.